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$$ - $$$, , Gluten Free Options
1307 Gladstone Ave, Victoria, British Columbia V8R 1R9, Canada
+1 250-388-4222
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tapas” (23 reviews)
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Wine Bar, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1307 Gladstone Ave, Victoria, British Columbia V8R 1R9, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After finding a parking spot a few blocks away we made it for our 6 pm dining reservation. We started with marinated olives which were divine. We then shared Salt Spring Island mussels and pommes frites. I enjoyed a nice glass of Norton Malbec. We...More

Thank kpatters
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Three of us chose this place to hookup as we had been before and liked it. We showed up at 4 minutes before 5. They open at 5. We were promptly told they were not yet open. Went across the street for a cocktail and...More

1  Thank Harold W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great place to enjoy a glass (or two) of wine with delicious Tapas. Great selection of wines and food. A small place so reservations are recommended especially at weekends and when the adjecent Belfry Theatre has their perfomance night. Somewhat noisy, but this adds...More

Thank PerryandAnnamaria
Reviewed 10 November 2017

I have been popping in here for years - often before or after (or both) a play at the Belfry Theatre. Amazing selection of wines, cheeses and unique small plate offers. Ambience is excellent too.

Thank B8373GQkarena
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

We have eaten at Stage several times over the last few years, and it never disappoints. Come here with another couple and order up like in a Chinese restaurant. The food is uniformly excellent. We had eight different plates, and couldn’t pick a favorite. I...More

Thank AngusDad
Reviewed 9 November 2017

We love this place !! Love Tapas and small plates this is one of the coolest places in Victoria (except for parking) Small wine tasters available from an ever evolving & extensive chalk board list. Young, vibrant, intelligent servers with a passion for service. CLEAN...More

Thank Peter E
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

This is one of my favourite restaurants in Victoria. I've been many times and the meal is always excellent. It is small plates - great for sharing. The fries are spectacular and the cheese selection is amazing.

Thank Barcar123
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Stage is an under appreciated gem in the Victoria eating scene. Located in the Fernwood area of town about 10 minutes from downtown and across from the Belfry Theatre. The theme is tapas style small plates, ideal for sharing and the food certainly doesn't disappoint....More

Thank gfcarson
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Stage is a small plates wine bar/restaurant with a varied menu and plenty of wine, beer and cocktail choices. Service was excellent with plenty of smiles and suggestions. The vibe is energetic with , at least our night, great 70s funk and souls tunes playing....More

Thank David R
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

Came for the second time to Stage for dinner on August 25th with a friend. We had the 5 course dinner with wine pairings for $80. Holy! It was a lot more food than we were expecting from a 5 course meal but it was...More

Thank Selena A
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Rose V
23 January 2017|
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Response from sirap03 | Reviewed this property |
No, casual is typical
Jennifer J
25 September 2016|
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Response from Mike H | Reviewed this property |
Yes , there's beer and really good cocktails.
Lynda D
10 December 2015|
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Response from Linda H | Reviewed this property |
No, the room is too small and noisy.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 15
Wine Bar, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1307 Gladstone Ave, Victoria, British Columbia V8R 1R9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria
  • Phone Number: +1 250-388-4222
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Stage is a small-plate restaurant and wine bar located across from the Belfry Theatre in Victoria's trendy Fernwood neighbourhood. Stage supports local farmers, food artisans, and serves a variety of tapas-style dinner offerings. Options range from duck confit and crispy chicken to made-in-house sausage, vegetarian dishes and the city's largest cheese selection. The 55 seat restaurant's vibe is upbeat and funky while maintaining a classy and unique feel. Brick walls, reclaimed hardwood floors, hanging candles, and rotating local art, all combine to create a truly local Victoria experience. Stage has also won several awards including Top 10 new restaurant in 2005 by En Route Magazine, Restaurant of the Year by Vancouver Magazine, and a Silver Medal at the 2013 and 2014 Vancouver International Wine Festival."Winning over patrons from Fernwood and beyond"! - N.Y. Times
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